With the Festival just over one week away, it’s time to share news about special vendors and free prizes. In addition to BookWoman and Affinity, we’ve invited two local artists. Karen, of Karen’s Creations, will have a variety of items for sale: gourd bowls, semi-precious stone jewelry, oil lamps, origami boxes, and more.
Danny and Mona Prater are fused glass artists who make vases, dishes, votive candleholders, night lights, etc. They have mastered the difficult technique of creating their designs in rainbow colors.
The Lone Star Literacy Society, which sponsors the Festival, will have a book table where fans can choose from a diverse collection of recycled lesbian fiction. We’re asking for a $2.00 donation per book. This is our only fundraiser, and proceeds will go towards the 2015 Festival.
Lastly, there is a free drawing! Fans will have 3 chances to win a prize: a box of books provided by Radclyffe, publisher of Bold Strokes Books; a $25 gift certificate from Nature’s Treasures; and a stunning turquoise/silver Navajo bracelet (value $150) donated by Jim at the Turquoise Trading Post. Btw, the assistant manager of the Turquoise Trading Post, Lucile, would appreciate some petting from LesFic fans. She can be found curled up on the counter at 6103 Burnet Road (Austin).
See you on April 5th! Please tell your friends that all festival activities are free!